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here we are tuesday afternoon. notice a line of showers and thunderstorms moving through the area and then potentially some more scattered showers and thunderstorms after that. widespread severe weather is not in the forecast on tuesday, but if we do see a few thunderstorms develop they could have some heavy rain and potentially some gusty winds. temps in the 60s throughout the day on wednesday. have the umbrella handy on thursday. showers are looking likely. maybe a lingering shower throughout the day on friday. saturday dry. next sunday the chance for more rain. we're only looking about an inch total, and we need up to 3 inches to get us on track. >> keep the umbrella handy. better safe than sorry. still ahead, the
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make me nervous. yeah, especially when it was do or die. >> when you think of the past too, it makes you stressed, dessert spelled backwards. it was a tense day in philly, but the washington capitals are playoffing in-- moving on. both so good this serious. the former teammates kept it up today. first period, we are scoreless. alex ovechkin on attack. a couple of caps in the area, but neu v clears it up. 28 saves in the game for him. later in the period, caps doing all they can. over to
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snapping a 72 shot scoreless streak. they're up 1-0. is it enough? to the third. caps, they're holding on. saved again by holtby. the holtby shutting down the flyers in the third. 28 saves for holtby. everybody could stake a breath. they take the series four games to two. they move on to the second round to face the pittsburgh penguins. we move on to philadelphia where our own jason pugh is standing by live. i am hering when o.v. walked in, he was booed, and then today he was encouraged to beat the pens. >> reporter: i think everyone walks into the wells fargo center is booed. i was booed. they booed everybody. they do that and they throw things from time to time, but it did not bother the capitals. this teamai
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they stayed the course. >> when i first stepped behind the bench, i felt that there was a little bit of nervousness in tight games. i think we've come full circle where we're comfortable being uncomfortable. >> we're a completely different team. we're not buying into any of the past history of what washington's playoffs. >> obviously getting a good start, that was obviously huge. trying to take it to them in their building. you know, it was a fun game. those are fun games to be a part of. >> reporter: so the caps close it out. next up for them, the pittsburgh penguins. that should be a great series. i'll send it back to
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studio. >> we're waiting for the nhl to release the schedule for round two. it is kids run the bases day. this is the day the little guys get a chance to get out there and be like bryce. bryce at the plate, they have to be like that. they have to be super patient because the game started at 1:30 and it is still going. bryce harper was given his first day off of the year to rest. brian dozier, he sends this one deep to left. look at the look on strasburg's face. ramos sends this one to the gap in left center. the nats are only down one in the bottom of the ninth. look who comes up to pitch hit. that's bryce harper. the payoff pitch. oh, yeah. seven pitches at-bat. he just crushes it to right and
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tied the game at four. his ninth homer of the season. this is the first pitch hit homer of his career. right now, the game is still tied up in the 14th inning. lots of interesting characters out there in kansas city today. orioles finishing up their series against the royals. top of the one, takes this one into the left. beats the throw. the team leading sixth rbi f. solo shot for hosmer. the royals, they take the lead and they go on to win 6-1. so it was a pretty feel-good sunday, except for those birds. the nats still battling and the cats, they are still alive. >> how long do you think it will be before we hear about round two? >> as soon as round one is done. >> i'm looking forward to
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who led the fight for tougher gun laws. only raskin took on the nra to ban military-style assault weapons. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with kate snow. good evening. the crime is described as premeditated and well planned out. late today, authorities in ohio said they are still on the hunt for the person or persons responsible for
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of one single family execution-style early friday. our gabe gutierrez is in piketon, ohio. >> reporter: tonight the manhunt after a family massacre is intensifying. officers in tactical gear swarming the crime scenes, looking for more evidence. with an offer of a $25,000 reward, tips are flooding into ohio authorities, but still no arrests. >> this was a pre-planned execution of eight individuals. it was a sophisticated operation. and those who carried it out were trying to do everything that they could do to hinder the investigation and their prosecution. >> reporter: today the state's attorney general confirmed that marijuana grow operations were found at three of the crime scenes, but investigators would not comment on a potential motive for the killings. they're offering protection to the rhoden family, who they say was targeted. >> i can tell you if you are fearful, arm yourself. if you feel that you need to protect
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so and contact the local law enforcement. >> reporter: the victims now identified, dana rhoden and her ex-husband, christopher rhoden sr., their children, chris jr., just 16 years old. hannah, 22, and clarence 20. he went by frankie. his fiancee, hannah gilley also killed. so were kenneth and gary rhoden. eight lives cut short. >> there's blood all over the house. >> reporter: sheriff's deputies would soon find the eight relatives shot dead in four separate homes miles apart. hanna rhoden's 4-day-old baby found alive in her same room. kenneth rhoden discovered by his cousin. >> i just found my cousin with a gunshot wound. >> reporter: during sunday's services at the union hill church, never has this community had so much to mourn. >> why? who would do this? >> reporter: today orange ribbons in pike coun
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victims as the community raises money for their fun rales. >> you don't expect this kind of thing to happen in a small town like this. i mean it's tragic. >> reporter: sheriff's deputies here are calling the killings methodical. for man 100 investigator are now working this case and autopsies are scheduled to be finished tomorrow. kate. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you. moments of panic last night at a senior prom in wisconsin when a young man appeared with a gun. morgan radford has that report. >> reporter: tonight an active investigation after an 18-year-old opened fire outside of a high school prom 85 miles north of green bay, wisconsin. police say jakob wagner, a former student at the antigo high school was standing outside the school when he opened fire with a high-powered rifle as a group of students were leaving. >> the subject shot at the students who were together. two of the students were hit. >> reporter: an officer patrolling the parking lot immediately shot wagner. he and both victims were rushed to a hospital.
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see what was happening and all i see was just, you know, cop lights. >> it just rained a bunch of shots. it was like a gun fight. >> reporter: wagner died two hours later. dakota mills, who graduated with wagner last year, says he recently broke up with a girlfriend who attended the school. >> it hurt, but he was getting better. he was on a great path and going somewhere, and then something within him just went wrong. >> reporter: he saysing withener, whose social media account included a photo of an air rifle, had a fascination with guns. meanwhile, an outpouring of concern and confusion on social media. craze yeflt night of my life, shooting during prom at my high school. >> we're going to continue on and try to find out -- get to the bottom of why this happened. >> reporter: police are searching the shooter's home for clues, and while there is still no motive, they believe the victims, who have both been released from the hospital, were not targeted. wisconsin's governor praised the officers' quick action, saying that it undoubtedly saved lives. a night meant for celebration that turned into pan a
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news. on tuesday, five states in the northeast and mid-atlantic will hold presidential primaries, and polling shows that front-runners hillary clinton and donald trump are leading in all of them. chris jansing reports. >> reporter: in front of a crowd of 7,000 enthusiastic supporters in providence, rhode island, bernie sanders making a case for staying in the race for the democratic nomination. >> this campaign is doing well and will win because we are listening to ordinary people and not spending half my life with the billionaires trying to hustle campaign contributions. >> reporter: sanders seemingly unfazed by clinton's double-digit lead. and working overtime on four sunday talk shows. >> we are not writing our obit yarry. we're in this race to california.
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hillary clinton, taking on trump instead at a rally late today in connecticut. >> every time donald trump says one of the things he says, a lot of people are surprised or shocked. >> reporter: her campaign releasing a biting new web video aimed at donald trump's promise he can be more presidential. >> total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. what do you think of water board something i think it's fieng. knock the crap out of him. i'd like to punch him in the face. i could stand in the middle of fifth avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters. >> reporter: that more presidential trump not ready to make an appearance today in pd-h maryland. saying he likes people better after he knocks them out of the race. >> right now i don't like lyin' ted cruz, but in about four or five weeks from now, i think he's going to be one of my best friends. >> reporter: that's ted cruz, who along with john kasich and bernie sanders is fighting the perception that is the race is already over. a perception that some yale students in new
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aren't buying. chris jansing. >> as chris reported, pennsylvania is among the states holding primaries on tuesday, and a group in philadelphia is already looking ahead to the general election in november with a unique way of trying to encourage young african-american men to get out and vote. our jacob soboroff reports. >> reporter: nice to meet you. >> pleasure. >> so this is you. sharp insight? >> yep. >> shaping a fresher tomorrow. >> reporter: with a grant from the knight foundation, woody booel wants to reverse a voter turnout trend he's not proud of. >> black women are a little more involved than black men. >> reporter: in 2012, oimp women turned out at a rate 9% higher than african-american men. >> the place to showcase it is when you get a haircut. >> it's the barbershop, yep. >> reporter: he wants to train 50 barbers to reach thousands of young african-american men in philadelphia
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the program nationwide. you trained leroy the barber? >> leroy a e good day. >> big election coming up on tuesday. everybody paying attention? >> heck yeah. >> so what's the idea of getting everybody together and talking about politics in the barbershop? >> it's what we do. a lot of people, you know, they're voting and some of them aren't voting for various reasons. >> if i was in the chair instead of dwayne, i don't know if you want to touch this, it can get a little nasty. >> i can do that, baby. >> what's your pitch to me to get out there on tuesday, and especially in november? >> listen, you need to vote if you care about yourself, your family, your friends. >> reporter: preaching non-partisan politics, the program is just getting started. but it's already bringing the message to 40 philly barbershops and customers who think a little conversation could go a long way. >> i think a lot of people are not aware. i think a lot of us is distracted. we need better jobs, i me
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health care, i mean even a better law enforcement system. >> and you think part of that being more aware, it can happen in a place like this? >> it can happen in a place like this. it takes the right person to come in with the right perspective. >> reporter: it's not going to happen in time for tuesday's election, but the education taking place in these barbershops could very well change who shows up at the polls in november. jacob soboroff, nbc news, philadelphia. still ahead on this sunday night, there's a new epidemic of overdoses from a potent painkiller up to 50 times stronger than heroin.
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for years, heroin dealers have been using another far more powerful drug to cut the heroin they sell. but now federal officials are expressing alarm that people are using that stronger drug, fentanyl, alone. blake mccoy has more. >> he was a jokester. he was the life of the party. >> reporter: evan was just 19 years old when his parents walked into his room in grand forks, north dakota, and found him lying face down on his bed. >> i turned him over. he was already stiff, and his eyes were open. it will be something i'll never get out of my head. >> reporter: evan's parents knew their son had been abusing marijuana and pain pills, but it was something else that killed evan in july of 2014. >> i'd never heard of the drug before until they told us what it was. >> reporter: this is fentanyl, an opiate
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powerful than heroin, cheaper to make, more deadly, and now more in demand. it's become the focus of nationwide alerts from the cdc and dea. intended for a hospital setting to treat pain, fentanyl is increasingly being produced on the black market. and just this year, the cdc declared ohio to be ground zero for fentanyl overdoses. the problem here in cincinnati's hamilton county is so bad, overdose deaths now outnumber car accident deaths and murders combined. last year, the county reported 238 fentanyl-related deaths, a 153% increase from the year before. newtown ohio police chief is leading a drug task force to combat the sudden rice. >> often the drug dealers are one step ahead and we've got to catch up a little bit. >> reporter: his detectives are finding fentanyl laced in heroin and given to unsuspecting users. one hooked, users are
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[000:23:57;00] fentanyl on its own. >> here's the things about drug dealers that's unfortunate. they're very good at knowing their customer and at marketing. >> reporter: in chicago, a recent spike in fentanyl overdoses has prompted a public health warning. >> it's a time bomb. it's totally dangerous, and patients really are playing with death if they're using it out of the hospital setting. >> reporter: a fact evan's parents know all too well. >> it is the very worst thing that a parent can ever go through. you're not supposed to bury your children. >> reporter: blake mccoy, nbc news. when we come back, his family says farewell to prince. along with diet, lowers bad cholesterol. crestor is not for people with liver disease, or women who are nursing,pregnant, or may become pregnant. tell your doctor all medicines you take. call your doctor if you have muscle pain or weakness; feel unusually tired; have loss of appetite, upper belly pain,
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dark urine or yellowing of skin or eyes.
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ask your doctor about crestor. there were more tributes to prince this weekend as his family held a private memorial service for the music legend. ron mott has the latest. ♪ dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called
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life ♪ >> reporter: his farewe understated, private. ♪ ♪ i just want your extra time and your kiss ♪ >> reporter: a departure from the master showman he was on stage, the eclectic superstar whose song writing and fashion were a nag net for millions around the world, including thousands who have arrived non-stop around his estate. his custom made piano recently delivered and unveiled at his final party now all alone. >> the celebration was very somber and quiet. >> reporter: the soinger family consirmed his body was cremated. final resting place for the remains, undisclosed. sinz his death, a parade of salutes. the boss played "purple rain" at a new york city concert. ♪ "purple rain," "purple rain" ♪ >> reporter: and closer to the legend's home, bell tolled his tunes today at minneapolis' city
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. gentlemen, prince. >> reporter: last night, "saturday night live" devoted an entire program to him. >> prince has never not been cool. >> reporter: jimmy fallon hosting, showcasing clips of the performer's visits to studio 8 h. starting in 1981 through his last stop in 2015. ♪ >> reporter: a sea of purple here tonight. tomorrow, lawmakers planning to introduce a bill that would make purple the state's official color in prince's honor. kate. >> ron mott out in minneapolis. that is "nbc nightly news" for this sunday night. i'm kate snow. i'll see you tomorrow on msnbc from baltimore. for all of us here at nbc news, have a great
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night. weyou have never seen kidsts." like the ones who are coming out here today. on this sunday night, in cold blood. a community mourns as the search in ohio intenszifies for the killer or killers of eight members of the same family. the victims now identified, but a motive still unclear. panic at the prom. the terrifying moments as a gunman shows up and opens fire, wounding two before he's killed. dangerous high. the poent painkiller causing more and more overdoses and deaths. we're in one community hit hard. and farewell to a prince as his family says good-bye tot music legend. the tributes pour in from the music world and beyond. "nightly news" begins now. >> announcer: from nbc

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